Karla is Head jewellery designer at Nadia Minkoff London, currently in lockdown with her 6 year old son Joel. A Nadia Minkoff London team lockdown diary will follow next week.
Another fun project my son Joel and I did was Easy DIY ‘Paper Marbling’, also know as Suminagashi paper marbling in Japanese.
First, we prepared a working tray using the lid from a storage box. We filled the tray with water and some sort of thickening agent to make into a solution. Dropping different colour inks into the solution and gently moving or stirring the ink with a thin stick (we used tooth picks) we then immersed a good quality water colour paper into the inky solution to absorb and transfer the pattern onto the paper.
The end results of how the inks and patterns will show up are unpredictable. Here are some of the Patterns we created using Paper Marbling technique.
Spin Art –
Another great way to experiment would be to mix Prime Colours using something that can rotate or spin wheel.
We were given a Spin Art set two Christmases ago and I would say this Spin Art set is my child’s favorite art technique to do so far.
All I have to do is cut up different types of paper to fit into the spinning machine. Refill the paint bottles and he would be happy to play along all by himself for hours.
Here are some of the works we created!
Hope you can also try out some new art techniques at home and have as much fun as we did!!
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